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Nematanthus fritschii
Nematanthus fritschii

Code: 90461

Price: $10.95

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Family: Gesneriaceae

Showy dark green, 3 inch shiny leaves with a large red spot on the underside, which helps attract the hummingbird pollinators. The 2 inch long tubular flowers are dark reddish pink on 5 inch velvety pedicles. The effect of numerous flowers dangling from the long pedicels is very showy. A rather large Nematanthus growing up to 2½ feet wide and long. Easy to grow with good drainage and a semi-shade location. A parent of Nematanthus 'Spotlight'. This epiphyte is native to the Sao Paulo area of Brazil, where it is found growing high on trees or rocks. (F, B)

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Keyed Cultural Guide: The following symbols are listed with many product descriptions. If so, they indicate special characteristics or growing requirements. Also, see "Cultural Information".
(B) Hanging
(D) Dwarf
under 12"
(F) Flourescent lights for
indoor light culture
(H) Humid
(M) Miniature
under 6"
(T) Terrarium
(W) Winter

Key to USDA Hardiness Zones